Orange County Revision Nose Surgery
Nasal surgery for reconstructive or cosmetic reasons has postoperative reasons for secondary nose surgery. Nasal surgery is a very difficult surgery requiring a lot of experience and expertise. Since I am Board Certified in both otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery, taking care of patients requiring secondary or revision nose surgery (also commonly known as rhinoplasty revision) is one of my favorite procedures.
Following nasal surgery, a patient can find reasons for further cosmetic or breathing improvement. It is important to realize many medical factors such as allergies, hay fever, hormones, or vasomotor rhinitis can contribute to nasal problems. Insurance may cover some of these medical aspects.
Airway problems following nasal surgery may occur. This may include problems with the septum and turbinates. At times, breathing may be impaired due to a change in the internal and external nasal valves. Following cosmetic nasal surgery, scar tissue may form causing incomplete resection of a dorsal hump. Statistically, up to 10% of cosmetic nasal surgery will require revision nose surgery. For this reason, it is important to find a physician who is well qualified and experienced in rhinoplasty revision.
Please contact our office with any questions or concerns, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, 714-738-4282.
Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD
The Aesthetic Institute
Orange County Rhinoplasty Specialist
Some people are born with noses that are quite large. Patients describe to me that their nose is like Pinocchio. What they mean is that their nose has a large bump and projects outward from their face. These people are very self conscious about their nose and would like their nose smaller and more shapely.
As a specialist in nose surgery I have treated hundreds of noses. By removing bone and cartilage from their noses, the nose is reduced in size and becomes much more pleasing and natural. The goal for this surgery is to make their nose fit their face and blend with the other parts of their facial anatomy. This surgery is very successful and allows these patients to develop a new self confidence.
The nose is a very prominent part of our face. A nose that is long, short, narrow or wide can be considered attractive. The most important aspect in judging the aesthetics of a nose is whether it fits one’s face in a complimentary way. A nose that is in harmony with other facial features blends in.
Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) can be done for cosmetic or reconstructive (breathing issues or trauma) purposes. Insurance will cover breathing impairment or a traumatic nasal deformity. Not uncommonly, patients request a combination of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
The patient must be extremely be extremely diligent in finding a nose surgeon. The skill of the plastic surgeon is the key factor in achieving the type of result that each patient desires. I many instances, the best results are those that are subtle. A surgeon who has performed several hundred rhinoplasties is best suited to perform this surgery. Even with extensive experience, revisional nasal surgery may be needed. The number of re-operations tend to be markedly higher in the untrained hands.